Hour Eighteen

How to make chai (tea)?


Take a pot

fill it with water   half full

show your optimism


Put the pot on the stove

on the medium flame

of agony


Add tea leaves— all black

equal to the number of lovers

Charlie has had


Spice it up like your life

put a cardamom, a clove

a pinch of cinnamon


Add sugar

a teaspoon full

so  your day shall remain sweet


Pour milk

till the count of five—

the number of friends you’ve in your beehive


Bring it to boil

See the bubbles of your anger

do wonders


Turn off the stove

and your worries

Strain out the tea leaves


Your tea is ready!


Pour it in one of

your fancy cups


Drink it sip by sip


while it’s still hot

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